Conditional Voter Registration for the June 5 Election

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, May 22, 2018– Eligible residents who miss the May 21 registration deadline still have the opportunity to vote in the June 5 election. Those individuals can register to vote and cast a provisional ballot at the City Hall Voting Center during voting hours from Tuesday, May 22, to Election Day, Tuesday, June 5. This process is called Conditional Voter Registration.

Conditional Voter Registration, which became operative throughout California in 2017, is allowed only at the City Hall Voting Center. Upon arrival at the Voting Center, the voter will fill out a voter registration card (unless the person filled out an application online or brought a completed registration card with them) and a ballot application. Department  staff will process the registration and provide a ballot and a provisional envelope. After marking the ballot, the voter will place the ballot cards in the envelope, sign and seal the envelope, and drop the envelope into the secure ballot return box. The envelope has a tear-off receipt with a number that the voter can use to check the status of the ballot at

Starting this Saturday, May 26, the City Hall Voting Center will be open through Election Day, Tuesday, June 5, during these hours:

  • Monday-Friday, through June 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Memorial Day, May 28)
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 26–27 and June 2–3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Note: A large event will take place in the Civic Center neighborhood around City Hall the weekend before Election Day. Voters are advised to plan for road closures, limited parking, and large crowds in the area.   
  • Election Day, Tuesday, June 5, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Anyone with questions about the June 5 election is encouraged to call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375 or write to    


Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375


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